On 2 July 2015, the Chief Executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), Phelim Quinn, and Ombudsman Peter Tyndall signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Authority and the Office of the Ombudsman.

 

The Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces has published its 2014-2015 Annual Report. This report provides an overview of their activities and operations from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

 

The Ombudsman, Soledad Becerril, has presented a study on the situation of Spanish prisoners abroad which analyses 224 complaints dealt with by the Institution in the last two years, and makes recommendations for improving the situation that the prisoners find themselves in.

 

The Office of The Ombudsman held a seminar entitled "Private Building Management" June 25. Around 60 Justices of the Peace ("JPs") and Advisers of the Office attended the seminar and exchanged views with the guest speaker and other participants regarding the Government's policy on private building management, its role and support services provided to property owners, and several new measures and schemes being implemented.

 

B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter released her annual report today, showcasing investigations concluded with provincial public authorities in 2014/15. The report highlights public complaints in sectors ranging from local government to large provincial ministries.

 

The National Preventive Mechanism has published its first ever quarterly bulletin. The publication of the bulletin aims at raising public awareness on activities of the National Preventive Mechanism, human rights situation in closed institutions, latest developments on the international level as to the prevention of torture and other important issues.

 

The Human Rights Defender has pointed to the complicated situation of stateless people. Prof. Lipowicz has indicated that currently binding regulations concerning, inter alia, acquiring the refugee status and enabling the legalization of the stay in Poland are not adapted to the problems which the refugees currently face.
Two decades after the fall of apartheid, the nation’s first female public protector tries to beat back corruption at the highest levels of government.

 

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has published his Annual Report for 2014/15, which was laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 24 June 2015. 
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has today, Thursday 25 June, welcomed the announcement by Minister Brendan Howlin and Minister Leo Varadkar that his Office will be able to examine complaints from the public about private nursing homes.